Alton towers have updated the ride opening times and ERT early ride time and people are not happy, Below we have posted the details from Alton Towers site
We offer early access to the theme park for hotel guests & Merlin Annual Pass holders. There is a selection of rides & attractions available for your enjoyment. The Monorail opens at 9am everyday to get you to the theme park entrance.
Rides & attractions opening at 9.30am for our exclusive early ride time for those eligible (see above) include: our brand new ride for 2018 Wicker Man, Spinball Whizzer and a selection of rides in CBeebies Land; Postman Pat Parcel Post, Go Jetters Vroomster Zoom Ride, Justin's Pie-O-Matic Factory, In The Night Garden Magical Boat Ride, Something Special: Sensory Garden & Numtums Number-Go-Round.
In addition to the rides in Early Ride Time, our other fantastic rides, attractions and areas around the theme park open from 10am - Young families can enjoy CBeebies Land and thrill seekers can head to X-Sector for The Smiler, Oblivion & Enterprise in X-Sector
with Marauder's Mayhem and Heave Ho! in Mutiny Bay also open. Selected rides & attractions opening later include:- Dark Forest, Cloud Cuckoo Land, Sharkbait Reef by SEA LIFE, Battle Galleons, Runaway Mine Train and Hex which open at 11am, the Skyride which opens at 11.30am and Forbidden Valley, Duel and Congo River Rapids* which open at 12.
We have different ride close times throughout our season, but it is the queue lines which close at this time. If you are in the queue at the closing time, you will still get chance to ride one last attraction! The Theme Park will be close an hour after ride close.
* Congo River Rapids will be open 26th May – 4th September 2018
So are you happy about the news? have Alton towers missed a trick here, or is it the right thing?